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Engineering Update Episode 60 Bloopers

May 29, 2014 1:29 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Technical Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Engineering Update 60: The most secure drone in the world

May 29, 2014 1:21 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

DARPA has been developing a program called High Assurance Cyber Military Systems, which uses software to thwart all manner of cyber-attacks on drones. The project originated at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Washington, and according to the program manager for DARPA, the software is allegedly mathematically invulnerable to large classes of attack....

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Engineering Newswire: Iron Man suit designed for U.S. Special Forces

May 27, 2014 8:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Special Ops Iron Man Suit: The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit project is being coordinated through the Special Operations Command headquarters, but the team is turning to professional engineers, students, and even, what they described as local "garage tinkerers"....

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Rogers Innovation Center opening celebration

May 22, 2014 3:42 pm Videos Comments

The Rogers Corporation celebrates the opening of the Rogers Innovation Center housed in the Northeastern's George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, MA. Rogers' Innovation Center is a unique academic-industry partnership focused on building closer linkages....

Engineering Update #59: Fastest motorcycle in the world

May 22, 2014 1:41 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: Fastest production motorcycle in the world: The Lightening LS-218 is set to be the fastest motorcycle on the planet. With a top speed of 218 mph 200 horsepower and 168 foot pounds of torque, this bike is set to blow its competitors out of the water after its release this summer....

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Engineering Update #59 Bloopers!

May 22, 2014 1:26 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Technical Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Space-based solar farm

May 20, 2014 1:34 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Researchers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have created a technology road map for a space-based solar power system that will include a 1-gigawatt commercial system, man-made island studded with 5 billion tiny rectifying antennas, and a microwave beam....

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Engineering Newswire: Hands-free corvette on Air Force test track

May 19, 2014 9:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette down an Air Force test track. Except, Schmidt is a quadriplegic which was the result of a spinal cord injury suffered during a race testing accident in 2000. Using a ball cap with reflective spheres, Schmidt can take to the track again....

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Engineering Update Episode 58 Bloopers

May 15, 2014 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Technical Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Engineering Update 58: Ground-based laser burns through enemy boats

May 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

We've previously discussed the Navy's Laser Weapon System (or LaWS), a solid-state laser capable of burning through drones and small enemy boats with the lethality of a blowtorch. But in the meantime, Lockheed Martin has been hard at work developing a prototype ground-based laser....

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Engineering Newswire: Snake robot enables automated aircraft wing assembly

May 9, 2014 8:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Thanks to a snake-like robot produced by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, automated aircraft wing assembly may be in the near future. Until now, aircraft assembly has involved a high proportion of manual processes, which limits production output....

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Engineering Update #57: Wirelessly charge 40 phones at one time

May 8, 2014 10:29 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology developed a pretty unique charging station capable of wirelessly charging electronics from up to 16 feet away, and capable of powering multiple devices at the same time. And we’re talking about A LOT of devices, as in, up to 40 smartphones at the same time....

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Neuron UCAV, Rafale Fighter, & Falcon 7X Business Jet formation flight

May 5, 2014 11:49 pm Videos Comments

On March 20, 2014, Dassault Aviation organized a formation flight of the nEUROn Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) with a Rafale fighter and a Falcon 7X business jet. This was the first time in the world that a combat drone flew in formation with other aircraft....

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Engineering Newswire: Experimental electric plane takes first flight

May 2, 2014 7:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

The electric E-Fan experimental aircraft performed its first successful public flight last week and served as the highlight of Airbus Group's — that's the old EADS — E-Aircraft Day in France. An electrical energy management system, or e-FADEC, is integrated into the aircraft....

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Engineering Update #56: Building an interstellar Noah's Ark

May 1, 2014 2:18 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist Videos Comments

UK scientists are busy developing a self-sustaining, bioorganic spacecraft described as an Interstellar Noah's Ark. And while this ark won't carry two of every animal, and none of the scientists involved in the project will live to see it completed, "Project Persephone," as they're calling it, could ensure the survival of humanity....

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